How to make Dahiwali Paneer Sabzi -

Cottage cheese cooked in a tangy yogurt gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Yogurt (दही), Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Dahiwali Paneer Sabzi

Dahiwali Paneer Sabzi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : Preparation Time

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dahiwali Paneer Sabzi Recipe

  • Yogurt whisked 1 cup

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 1-inch cubes 400 grams

  • Gram flour (besan) roasted 1 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger-green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander chopped 3 tablespoons


Step 1

In a bowl, mix the yogurt, gram flour and salt to form a smooth mixture.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, carom seeds and ginger-green chilli paste. When the seeds begin to crackle, add the asafoetida, turmeric powder and chilli powder.

Step 3

Add the gram flour mixture and sauté for a minute

Step 4

Add one cup of water and bring it to a boil, stirring continuously.

Step 5

Add the cottage cheese cubes and cook for one to two minutes.

Step 6

Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve hot.

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